Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker Intern (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200901-6819TC-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, has job openings for two (2) QCW Interns (Electrical) to work in UCONN's Facilities Operations Department.  These positions will receive on-the-job training and vocational education in order to complete the requirements of a QCW Electrical job classification within a period of time normally not to exceed two (2) years.  The QCW Intern Electrical job classification requires an E-2 electrical license to be obtained normally within the two-year period.  The E-2 license must be maintained throughout employment with the University once promoted to the QCW Electrical job classification. 

These QCW Intern Electrical positions are permanent, full-time, 1st Shift, 37.5 hours/week, with a work schedule of Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The hourly salary is $22.86 and is non-negotiable.  These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbents must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.   Individuals in these roles must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Once all the training requirements have been met for the QCW Intern Electrical job classification and the E-2 electrical license has been obtained, the employee would then be promoted to the target level of the position, QCW Electrical. The work schedule for the QCW Electrical position will be determined at the time of promotion and will be based on seniority and NP-2 contractual language. The work schedule at the QCW Electrical level may be 1st or 2nd shift and may also include a weekend day.  

 

It is important to understand that on-the-job training received at the QCW Intern level will be primarily on 1st shift, but once it has been determined by the supervisor and manager that the successful candidates for these positions have fulfilled the training requirements for the QCW Electrical level, a new work schedule will be determined and implemented. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of The University of Connecticut, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in ELECTRICAL is a minimum requirement.  Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name of the Educational Institution attended for ELECTRICAL studies,  Address, City, State where the Education Institution is located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.  If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.  

 

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references. Copies of official transcripts documenting the credits earned in ELECTRICAL studies and/or a copy of your diploma documenting coursework in ELECTRICAL will also be required prior to, or at the time of interview. In addition, state employee applicants will be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and their attendance records. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.   

 

Questions pertaining to these positions should be directed to UCONN's HR Services Unit at 860-486-3034.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in a specific trade area.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives training to perform tasks as outlined in specification for the class of Qualified Craft Worker; receives on-the-job training to supplement prior vocational or technical training in respective trade area; performs increasingly difficult and skilled tasks requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices under supervision; assists in estimating time, personnel and material needs on assigned projects; assists in maintenance of necessary records, logs, etc.; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; at state owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; may be required to assist in snow removal operations during emergency situations; performs related duties as required.

At UConn the QCW Intern Electrical will receive training in all aspects of the Electrical trade. Although these positions are 1st Shift positions, some training may be required on other shifts, weekends or on overtime. These positions will receive training from QCW Electrician employees on both 1st and 2nd Shifts. They will work alongside of QCW Electrical employees to learn how to perform highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices.  The QCW Intern Electrical employee will be provided with hands on and educational opportunities in the following examples of electrical tasks: lays out and installs electrical conduit for power and lighting; makes repairs to electrical motors, controllers, switchboard panels, traffic lights, lights, power circuits, ventilating fans, electronic counting and traffic control devices, intercommunication systems and electrical generators; installs open and concealed wiring and lighting fixtures; maintains and repairs unit heaters, fans, building maintenance machines and equipment, electric generators, etc.; repairs relays and switches; bends pipes; performs necessary safety testing of electrical equipment and keeps required records; performs pole work; may diagnose failures and repair drilling and patching to facilitate installations; may assist and have an opportunity to learn about high voltage work.  The QCW Intern Electrical will gain knowledge and the ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the Electrical trade. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods and practices of particular trade area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to perform on a skilled level in particular trade; ability to make estimates and keep shop records; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in the respective maintenance trade area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in automotive, plumbing, construction, electrical, HVAC or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to complete an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.

Conclusion

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp 

 

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:  https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/  

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.